On Saturday, March 23, join Multidisciplinary Visual Artist and Journalist Isaac I. Scott for an Art Workshop followed by a screening of BEFORE TIME / AFTER TIME, introduced by Isaac I. Scott and Professor Bruce Levitt. Full event details below.
Transformative Arts Engagement for Justice and Economic Empowerment with Isaac I. Scott: Saturday, 3/23, 10am-12pm. Black Box Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Explore the transformative potential of strategic arts engagement in addressing justice involvement and economic disparities. “Expect an immersive experience that transcends traditional boundaries, empowering you to see the arts as catalysts for meaningful change,” says Scott. Through interactive sections and discussions, discover evidence-based interventions and innovative approaches for fostering justice and economic empowerment. “Isaac’s wisdom and insight are always illuminating,” says Professor Levitt. “He is well versed in our shared belief in the arts as transformative tools for change and empowerment.”
Register for the workshop by Wednesday, March 20. Registration is required to attend.
Lunch Provided for Workshop Attendees: Saturday, 3/23, 12-1pm. Black Box Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
BEFORE TIME / AFTER TIME introduction, screening, and panel discussion: Saturday 3/23, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, Cornell Cinema, Willard Straight Hall. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Join Isaac Scott for a free screening of BEFORE TIME / AFTER TIME, a film by the Arts, Justice and Safety Coalition. The film will be introduced by Scott and Levitt and a panel discussion will follow the screening. This film is produced as the culmination of the Claiming the Justice Narrative Project, which seeks to support recent incursions in the felony court space by furthering alternatives to incarceration policy shifts. “By investing in preventative measures and dismantling outdated constructs,” says Scott, “we envision a future where the need for previous punitive systems becomes obsolete.”
Free and open to the public. This film is intended to center the lived experiences of people who have survived incarceration and some content may be triggering to some audience members.
The workshop and screening are funded in part through a grant from the Community Partnership Funding Board, a program of the Einhorn Center for Community engagement and is co-sponsored by The Partnership Funding Board, Art Beyond Cornell, The Phoenix Players Theatre Group, Arts Justice Safety Coalition, Engaged Cornell, the Department of Performing and Media Arts, and Paul Lincoln Sawyer. The film is funded by a grant from the Art for Justice Fund, the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, and the JC Flowers Foundation.
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